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WARDS ISLAND — Sharon Watt used to live in the eastern edge of Long Island and give people $200 haircuts in Montauk. Now she lives in a former psychiatric hospital on the East River.
“Feeble-minded women, that’s what they used to call them,” Watt said of the terminology used to describe alcoholic women treated at the center in the early 1900s.
She is one of about 230 people living in a new $25 million in-patient treatment facility called The George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery, which celebrated its grand opening Wednesday. The